Star Trek (1966–1969)
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Wolf in the Fold 

Kirk and the Enterprise Computer become detectives after Scotty is accused of murdering women on a pleasure planet.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Charles Macaulay ...
Jaris (as Charles Macauley)
Pilar Seurat ...
Charles Dierkop ...
Joseph Bernard ...
Tanya Lemani ...
Kara (as Tania Lemani)
John Winston ...
Virginia Aldridge ...
Karen Tracy
Yeoman Tankris (as Judy McConnell)
Judi Sherven ...


While on shore leave on the planet Argelius II with Dr. McCoy and Captain Kirk, Chief Engineer Scott finds himself accused of murdering an exotic dancer he met in a nightclub. He has no recollection of the incident but is found standing over the girl with a bloody knife in his hand. For Mr. Hengist, the chief administrator, the case is cut and dried, but Jaris, the planet's leader, suggests that his wife chair a séance to identify the killer. Tragedy strikes again, still pointing to Mr. Scott as the culprit. Kirk suggests they retire to the Enterprise where they can use its computers to determine if Scott is lying and who the real culprit may be. Written by garykmcd

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22 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Robert Bloch originally wrote that Kirk, Scotty, and Bones having drinks which had colored layers. Their moods would change as they drank each layer. This idea was dropped as being too complicated of a special effect. Network censors were concerned that it would appear that they were using drugs. The producers argued against this but were unable to use the drinks anyway. See more »


Obvious double for Mr. Hengist in the final chase. Notice the stunt double is wearing a complete bald cap whereas actor John Fiedler has hair on the back and sides. See more »


Mr. Spock: An entity which feeds on fear and terror would find a perfect hunting ground on Argelius, a planet without violence, where the inhabitants are as peaceful as sheep. The entity would be as a hungry wolf in that fold.
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Scotty, Murder and The Law of Love
10 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Season 2, episode 14. The crew of the Enterprise is taking a shore leave on Argelius II. Kirk, McCoy and Scotty are in a night club watching the dancer. Scotty is excited by the dancer and Kirk tells him that he's invited her to join them at the table when she's done. She joins them and Scotty and the dancer leaves the club cafe together. A few minutes later Kirk and McCoy leave the club and while walking to where they are staying they hear a woman scream and run to help. She is dead and Scotty is up against a wall with a large, bloody knife in hands scared to death. When questioned Scotty does not remember what happened, suspicion falls on Mr. Scott that he is the murder. Another woman is later murdered and only Scotty was found in room alone with her and passed out. Then during an ancient Argelian hocus pocus another woman is murdered. Kirk, McCoy, Spock and the ship's computer must find out what really happened but it falls in the jurisdiction of the Argelian people who's law is love.

A really good murder mystery sci-fi style. Enjoyable to watch.


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